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New York is a must-visit state for those who long to eat some of the country's best-known dishes. Thanks to its bustling culinary scene and notable crop of culinary schools, it is a popular destination for those who want to learn to cook, too.

A taste of New York's culinary scene

It is impossible to discuss New York state's culinary profile without mentioning New York City, which is somewhat of a national culinary mecca for chefs and foodies alike. What makes New York City's food scene so dynamic is its diverse population: Virtually all cultures -- and their cuisine -- are represented here, and in a variety of venues. According to Zagat (, 2011), New York City -- and thus New York state -- plays host to some of the nation's finest chefs, including chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Mario Batali and Bobby Flay. It is home to hundreds of food trucks, diners and street-cart vendors. If someone wants it, chances are they can get it somewhere in New York. Still, some foods are so quintessentially New York that they deserve their own recognition. According to The New York Times (, 2012), these include New York-style pizza, cheesecake, Manhattan clam chowder, and bagels. Kosher deli classics, like pastrami and Jewish rye, are also among the state's culinary landmarks. Even the all-American classic hot dog was redefined here, as landmarks Nathan's and Coney Island can affirm.

New York's notable food scene extends far beyond New York City, however. The state's coastal position gives it access to plenty of fresh seafood, which takes center stage in sushi or seafood restaurants across the state. Also, given its central position in the American Northeast, New York has embraced a number of regional favorites from beyond its borders, including Philadelphia's famous cheese steak sandwiches or southern Boston's corned beef and mash. The state is also a staging ground for a number of culinary movements, including the slow, sustainable and farm-to-table trends. From rich or comfort food to light and healthy cuisine, New York has it all.

Culinary schools in New York: Learn by doing

For those considering culinary schools in New York, the state's food scene may be reason enough to make the move. Another reason to consider settling here: New York's culinary industry is booming. According to a report from the National Restaurant Association (, 2013), restaurants will generate a projected $33.6 billion in sales in 2013 and account for about 751,000 jobs. The group also projects that between 2013 and 2023, New York will add 50,600 new restaurant jobs. This is significant, because every dollar spent in a New York restaurant adds an additional $.88 in sales to the state economy, so that for every $1 million spent, 20.6 new jobs are created. All of this could generate tremendous opportunity for future culinary pros considering culinary schools in New York.

Perhaps another reason New York may be the ideal launching pad for one's culinary career is its roster of respectable chefs who can serve as mentors to those new to the field. Whether their goals are personal culinary enrichment or to fulfill an externship requirement, culinary students may find that New York's restaurants can make dynamic classrooms, and its cast of seasoned chefs knowledgeable teachers.


New York Restaurant Industry At A Glance,

New York City Food Lover's Guide: Who Came Out on Top?,

Lost, Then Found: New York Classics,

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            Genesee Community College       Batavia Hospitality Management
            Broome Community College       Binghamton Hotel/Restaurant Management: A.A.S.
            Cuny Lehman College       Bronx Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism
            Monroe College - Main Campus       Bronx Associate (A.A.S.) Degree Program in Culinary Arts, Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management
            Cuny Kingsborough Community College       Brooklyn Culinary Arts, Tourism and Hospitality
            Cuny New York City Technical College       Brooklyn Hospitality Management
            Erie Community College - City Campus       Buffalo Culinary Arts
            Suny College at Buffalo       Buffalo Hospitality Administration
            Trocaire College       Buffalo Hospitality Services Management
            Villa Maria College Buffalo       Buffalo Hospitality Services Management
            Finger Lakes Community College       Canandaigua Culinary Arts, Hotel & Resort Management
            Suny College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill       Cobleskill Culinary Arts, Culinary Arts Management, Restaurant Management
            Suny College of Technology at Delhi       Delhi Culinary Arts/Chef Training, Food and Beverage/Restaurant Mgmt.
            Tompkins-Cortland Community College       Dryden Hotel and Restaurant Management, Sport Management
            Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex Boces       Ft. Edward Culinary Arts & Related Services
            Nassau Community College       Garden City Hospitality and Business
            Cornell University - Endowed Colleges       Ithaca Hospitality Services Management
            Cornell University - NY State Statutory Colleges       Ithaca Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration, Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH), MS and PhD Degrees in Hotel Administration
            Saint Johns University - New York       Jamaica Hospitality Management, Sport Management
            Sullivan County Community College       Loch Sheldrake Culinary Arts, Food Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Pastry Arts, Professional Chef
            Cuny La Guardia Community College       Long Island City Travel,Tourism and Hospitality Management
            Orange County Community College       Middletown Culinary Boot Camp
            Suny College of Agriculture and Technology at Morrisville       Morrisville Food and Beverage/Restaurant Mgmt., Gaming and Casino Management, Travel & Tourism - Hospitality Management
            French Culinary Institute       New York Culinary Arts
            New York Institute of Technology - Manhattan Campus       New York B.P.S.: Hospitality Management
            Pace University-New York       New York Hospitality Services Management
            Wood Tobe-Coburn School       New York Travel and Hospitality
            Niagara University       Niagara University Hospitality Services Management
            New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury       Old Westbury B.P.S.: Hospitality Management
            Suny College at Oneonta       Oneonta Food Service & Restaurant Administration
            Bryant & Stratton College – Southtowns       Orchard Park Restaurant & Hotel Management Associate Degree AAS
            Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science       Paul Smiths Culinary Arts & Related Services
            Suny College at Plattsburgh       Plattsburgh Foods & Nutrition Studies, Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management Program
            Suffolk County Community College - Eastern Campus       Riverhead Baking & Pastry Arts, Food and Beverage/Restaurant Mgmt., Hotel & Resort Management
            Monroe Community College       Rochester Culinary Arts Certificate program, Hospitality Management
            Rochester Institute of Technology       Rochester Hospitality and Service Management, Hospitality-Tourism Management
            Niagara County Community College       Sanborn Culinary Arts/Chef Training, Hospitality Management, Restaurant Management, Tourism Management and Event Planning
            North Country Community College       Saranac Lake Hospitality Services Management
            Schenectady County Community College       Schenectady Assistant Chef, Culinary Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Tourism & Hospitality Management
            Bryant & Stratton College – Syracuse       Syracuse Restaurant & Hotel Management Associate Degree AAS
            Onondaga Community College       Syracuse Hospitality Management, Professional Cooking
            Syracuse University       Syracuse Sport Venue & Event Management
            Mohawk Valley Community College-Utica Branch       Utica Chef Training, Culinary Arts Management AOS, Food Service Administration: Restaurant Management AAS
            Suny Westchester Commmunity College       Valhalla Food Service Administration – Culinary Arts and Management
            Erie Community College - North Campus       Williamsville Culinary Arts, Hotel, & Restaurant Management
            Putnam-Westchester Boces       Yorktown Heights Culinary Arts/Chef Training

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